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Arsenio Hall Sets His First-Ever Standup Comedy Special at Netflix

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Arsenio Hall Sets His First-Ever Standup Comedy Special at Netflix
Arsenio Hall is about to make his standup comedy special debut with Netflix’s “Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy,” the comedian said Tuesday. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but the special marks not just Hall’s first with the streaming service, but his first-ever hourlong set for television.

Here’s the description for the special, which will launch Oct. 29:

Actor, talk show host, producer, and comedy legend Arsenio Hall makes his Netflix comedy special debut with Smart & Classy. Over the course of his illustrious career entertaining audiences around the world, Arsenio reflects on stand-up in today’s political climate, Coming to America, winning “Celebrity Apprentice,” his favorite drug, and more!

Also Read: Netflix Orders Selena Gomez-Produced Docuseries 'Living Undocumented' - Watch Trailer Here (Video)

Hall is best known for hosting the “The Arsenio Hall Show,” which aired from 1989 to 1994. A revival of the series ran for one season,
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New Coming 2 America Character Secrets Unveiled by Wesley Snipes

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The upcoming movie sequel Coming 2 America is bringing back many stars of the original movie, but Blade star Wesley Snipes is one of a few new faces to join the project in a major role. Previously, it had been revealed Snipes was cast in the movie, but details about his character weren't yet clear.

Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival recently, Wesley Snipes was asked about his role in Coming 2 America, and the actor hammied up an African accent while offering these details about his character.

"I'll be playing the bad guy. He's not really a bad guy, he's just a misunderstood guy. His name is General Eazie, and he is the General who is next door to [Akeem]. They're trying to work it out so that the two kingdoms can come together. It would be better for everyone if the kingdoms can come together. If they don't
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Wesley Snipes Reveals Character Name, Voice, and Plot Details For Coming 2 America

Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 film Coming to America, has begun filming, and while we know that Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, Arsenio Hall, and Garcelle Beauvais are returning to reprise their roles from the original film, we don’t have many details about the new characters in the cast. But now we have the info on one new character, thanks to an interview with Hey You Guys and Wesley Snipes at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Snipes was asked what he could reveal about his character, and here’s what he had to say, while slipping into the thick African accent of the character:

“I’ll be playing the bad guy. He’s not really a bad guy, he’s just a misunderstood guy. His name is General Eazie, and he is the General who is next door to him. They’re trying to work it out so
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Wesley Snipes Confirms ‘Coming 2 America’ Plot Details, Teases His Character’s Voice

Wesley Snipes Confirms ‘Coming 2 America’ Plot Details, Teases His Character’s Voice
Coming 2 America has already been filming for a couple weeks, but Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes took a break from production for the world premiere of the upcoming Netflix comedy Dolemite Is My Name. During quick red carpet appearances, the two briefly discussed working on the movie, but it was Wesley Snipes who offered […]

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Eddie Murphy Reunites with His Golden Child & Trading Places Co-Stars

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Eddie Murphy Reunites with His Golden Child & Trading Places Co-Stars
Fans of Eddie Murphy's early work from the 1980's should appreciate this story. This weekend, Eddie Murphy was present at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the premiere of his newest movie Dolemite Is My Name, where he had the opportunity to reunite with two of his '80s co-stars - J. L. Reate and Jamie Lee Curtis. At the THR at Tiff lounge, Murphy and The Golden Child co-star J. L. Reate reunited for a photograph posted to Twitter, and the result is glorious. After over 30 years since the movie's release in theaters, it's awesome to see the two together again, and you can take a look at the reunion below.

Time for a double take. Over 30 years later, #DolemiteIsMyName star #EddieMurphy reunites with ‘The Golden Child’ at the #THRatTIFF lounge pic.twitter.com/qN5bT4ci6V

Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 8, 2019

Released in 1986, The Golden Child
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Eddie Murphy Explains His Return to the Spotlight with Dolemite: 'It's Time to Get Off the Couch'

Eddie Murphy Explains His Return to the Spotlight with Dolemite: 'It's Time to Get Off the Couch'
Eddie Murphy is back and busier than ever.

After a stint away from the screen (he last appeared in 2016’s Mr. Church), the comedian and actor is bursting back onto the scene in a big way this year. In October, he headlines the new Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name, which just premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday. He’s following by hosting Saturday Night Live‘s Christmas episode, marking his first time leading the show in 35 years. And next year will see Murphy, 58, go on a stand-up comedy tour and star in the
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Tiff review round-up: ‘My Name Is Dolemite’ is a (mostly) dynamite Eddie Murphy comeback vehicle [Watch Trailer]

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Tiff review round-up: ‘My Name Is Dolemite’ is a (mostly) dynamite Eddie Murphy comeback vehicle [Watch Trailer]
Eddie Murphy hasn’t had a truly impactful entertainment vehicle since his Oscar-nominated supporting role as an R&b singer in decline in the 2006 musical “Dreamgirls.” But, at age 58, the one-time surefire box-office bait and “Saturday Night Live” superstar is back — and Netflix has him. And judging by the adoring crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival that greeted the comedian and his ode to ’70s blaxploitation icon and profane underground filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore in “My Name Is Dolemite,” Murphy is more than welcome.

Recounting the rousing response by the fest crowd to Murphy and his film directed by Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”), The Wrap’s Steve Pond writes, ” ‘Dolemite’ is the Eddie Murphy show, with the comic delivering his most substantial and spirited performance in many years.” The supporting cast also stands out with such ace performers as Keegan-Michael Key, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Wesley Snipes and
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Dolemite Is My Name Tiff Premiere – Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes & more on the new Netflix film

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We present our interviews from the Tiff premiere of Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name, the Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes (soon to be seen in Coming 2 America) biopic of comedy and rap pioneer Rudy Ray Moore.

The Blaxplotation phenomenon is given the biopic treatment in this new film, directed by Craig Brewer and written by Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander. The film also stars Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Rock, Snopp Dogg, London Worthy, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Luenell.

Synopsis:

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

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Wesley Snipes reveals plot details for Coming to America 2

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This evening we had the pleasure of chatting with one of our movie heroes, the great Wesley Snipes. He’s appearing alongside Eddie Murphy in the Netflix film Dolemite is My Name and this evening the film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

We were there to catch the stars as they arrived and you can see our interviews in full from the red carpet in the next day or so. While chatting with both Murphy and Snipes, we couldn’t resist asking them about the Coming to America sequel as they re-team up with Craig Brewer who helms Dolemite is My Name.

During our interview with Snipes, he told us that he plays the baddie of Coming 2 America

“I’ll be playing the bad guy. He’s not really a bad guy, he’s just a misunderstood guy. His name is General Eazie, and
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Garcelle Beauvais Becomes First African American Woman To Join ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’

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Garcelle Beauvais Becomes First African American Woman To Join ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’
Garcelle Beauvais (Spider-Man: Homecoming) is joining the Season 10 cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the upcoming tenth season, and is making history in the process. Beauvais becomes the first African American woman to be cast in the hit Bravo show. “I am excited and proud to be joining the cast of such a wildly popular and beloved show like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Beauvais said in a statement to Bravo’s The Daily Dish. “As a working actor who has been in the industry for some time, it’s exhilarating to have the opportunity to delve into a new chapter in the entertainment spectrum. As the first African American Housewife in the Beverly Hills franchise, I am honored and humbled by this awesome opportunity to exemplify the fact that Black Girl Magic lives and thrives in every zip code!”

“Already being intimately familiar with the spotlight of Hollywood,
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Louie Anderson Returns for Coming 2 America, Claims It'll Make $1 Billion

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Louie Anderson Returns for Coming 2 America, Claims It'll Make $1 Billion
Coming to America star Louie Anderson has revealed he has filmed a scene for the upcoming sequel Coming 2 America. He also feels convinced that the movie will top a billion dollars at the box office. After portraying McDowell's employee and management hopeful Maurice in the original 1988 movie, Anderson was tapped to appear in the sequel. Confirming his involvement, Anderson praised his fellow cast and crew members before going on to predict incredible success for the movie when it's released in 2020.

Despite being asked repeatedly, however, Louie Anderson stops short of revealing any details about the plot, who he'll play, or how his character factors into the sequel, noting he didn't want to violate the Nda he signed.

"I can't say anything except it was the greatest experience. It's such a great movie. People are going to go crazy for it. I think it's going to do a billion dollars!
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We Are Sad to Report That Leslie "Dracarys" Jones Is Leaving Saturday Night Live

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Leslie Jones is saying goodbye to Saturday Night Live after five years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 51-year-old comedian will not be returning for the NBC show's 45th season when it premieres next month. Instead, she'll focusing on her Netflix comedy special and upcoming feature films, like Coming 2 America.

Jones started with SNL in 2014 as a writer with appearances on Weekend Update. She quickly rose in popularity and became a featured cast member later that Fall, making her the oldest new cast member in the show's history at age 47. Jones's work on SNL eventually earned her two Emmy nominations, one in 2017 and another in 2018.

Jones is the only SNL cast member to depart before the upcoming season. Despite rumors from earlier this year, Kate McKinnon has closed a new deal and will return for the show's 2018-2019 run.
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‘Tell Me A Story’: Garcelle Beauvais To Recur In Season 2 Of CBS All Access Series

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‘Tell Me A Story’: Garcelle Beauvais To Recur In Season 2 Of CBS All Access Series
Exclusive: Garcelle Beauvais (Spider-Man Homecoming) is set for a recurring role in the second season of the CBS All Access anthology series Tell Me A Story.

From creator Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Tell Me A Story takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Season 2 will feature the tales of three iconic princesses – Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Beauvais will play Veronica Garland. A steely, put-together socialite and businesswoman whose beauty, cunning and drive form an intimidating package. After marrying widower Frank Garland, Veronica craftily displaced Frank’s daughter, Simone (Ashley Madekwe), as the woman of the house, creating bad blood between the two. She is so protective of her status in the family and of her two sons,
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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Director Dream Hampton Says Dave Chappelle Misquoted Her When He Accused Her of Misquoting Him

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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Director Dream Hampton Says Dave Chappelle Misquoted Her When He Accused Her of Misquoting Him
“Surviving R. Kelly” director Dream Hampton disputes the accuracy of a joke Dave Chappelle made in his latest Netflix stand-up special “Sticks & Stones,” in which he accused her of misquoting him while promoting her documentary about the singer.

In the special, Chappelle said Hampton asked him before a performance in Detroit if he would be in the Kelly documentary. He joked that he responded, “‘Nah, b—-, I’m cool,” and then he “just forgot about this s—.”

He said he was surprised when the documentary was released two years later: “Dream’s promoting the s— and she keeps bringing me up. She said, ‘I asked Dave Chappelle to be in my documentary, and he said it was too hot for TV.’ B—-, I did not say that. That does not even sound like how I talk.” Then he pantomimed a goofy version of himself, saying the words “too hot for TV.
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We Are Sad to Report That Leslie "Dracarys" Jones Is Leaving Saturday Night Live

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We Are Sad to Report That Leslie
Leslie Jones is saying goodbye to Saturday Night Live after five years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 51-year-old comedian will not be returning for the NBC show's 45th season when it premieres next month. Instead, she'll focusing on her Netflix comedy special and upcoming feature films, like Coming 2 America.

Jones started with SNL in 2014 as a writer with appearances on Weekend Update. She quickly rose in popularity and became a featured cast member later that Fall, making her the oldest new cast member in the show's history at age 47. Jones's work on SNL eventually earned her two Emmy nominations, one in 2017 and another in 2018.

Jones is the only SNL cast member to depart before the upcoming season. Despite rumors from earlier this year, Kate McKinnon has closed a new deal and will return for the show's 2018-2019 run.
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Leslie Jones to Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’ Ahead of Season 45

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Leslie Jones to Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’ Ahead of Season 45
Leslie Jones is leaving “Saturday Night Live” after five seasons, TheWrap has learned.

Jones, who has been on the longrunning late-night series since 2014, will not return when the show returns for its 45th season, an individual with knowledge of her decision tells TheWrap. The individual added that longtime cast member Kate McKinnon will be back for her eighth season.

Jones first joined the series as a writer and was added to the cast during its 40th season, following a few well-received turns on “Weekend Update.” Jones isn’t the only person leaving this season. Alec Baldwin, who is not part of the cast, had previously said he will not return as President Donald Trump this season.

Also Read: Woody Harrelson to Host 'SNL' Season 45 Premiere, Eddie Murphy Returns in December

Jones is set to appear in the sequel to “Coming 2 America,” where she plays the sister to Tracy Morgan’s hustler Reem,
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Sequel Bits: ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’, ‘Ghostbusters 2020’, ‘Lego Jurassic World’ & More

Sequel Bits: ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’, ‘Ghostbusters 2020’, ‘Lego Jurassic World’ & More
In this edition of Sequel Bits: See a familiar substance on the set of Ghostbusters 2020 Get a heartwarming new look at Bill & Ted Face the Music Check out an expansion of Jurassic World in Lego form Find out who else has joined Coming 2 America A sneak peek at Bill & Ted […]

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‘Coming 2 America’ Adds Nomzamo Mbatha and Garcelle Beauvais

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‘Coming 2 America’ Adds Nomzamo Mbatha and Garcelle Beauvais
Oh, say can you see, Nomzamo Mbatha and Garcelle Beauvais are Coming 2 America! Deadline has confirmed that the two actresses are the latest names to be added to the Craig Brewer-directed sequel. The Paramount movie features Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprising their roles of Prince Akeem and his Bff Semmi from the 1988 comedy classic.

Beauvais will be returning to the movie as one of the rose bearers while Mbatha’s role is being kept under lock and key.

They round out a very robust cast that features returning cast members James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Lisa McDowell, John Amos as Cleo McDowell, Paul Bates as Oha, Louie Anderson as Maurice and Vanessa Bell Calloway – as Imani Izzi. New faces that are boarding the sequel include Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Luenell, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor and Michael Blackson.
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Nomzamo Mbatha and Garcelle Beauvais Join Eddie Murphy in 'Coming 2 America' (Exclusive)

Nomzamo Mbatha and Garcelle Beauvais Join Eddie Murphy in 'Coming 2 America' (Exclusive)
South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha and Garcelle Beauvais have joined the cast of Coming 2 America, Paramount’s sequel to its popular 1988 comedy.

They round out a cast of newcomers and returnees for the film, which stars Eddie Murphy and is being directed by Craig Brewer. The pic is set to begin shooting next week.

Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones and KiKi Layne are among the new castmembers, while Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Shari Headley are among those reprising their original roles.

The first film saw Murphy play Prince Akeem, a spoiled prince from the fictional African ...
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Coming 2 America Has Too Many Stars At this Point

Anyone remember what tends to happen when too many big stars are thrust into the same movie? Sin City, Dogma, Rat Race, This Is the End, and many more have a hit and miss record when you put too many stars into one production as Hope Schreiber of Complex indicates. It’s possible that movies laden with as many talented individuals as Coming 2 America is getting can do very well, as Animal House and a few others are good examples. But at this point the talent that’s already in this movie is making it hard to imagine just where people

Coming 2 America Has Too Many Stars At this Point
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